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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2456

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Tonight's special guest is Sally Linn from Washington State, founder and speaker at 'Truth Speaks, LLC', where they feature Sexual Assault Prevention Webinars & Presentations. The mission of Truth Speaks is to speak the truth about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in a non-threatening environment, to produce change. Sally was trained as the teen Sexual Assault Prevention Educator at Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County. She's a member of the Washington Coalition for Sexual Assault Programs, and the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence. She is the former co-chair on the Education/Awareness Committee of the Pierce County Anti-Trafficking Network. Sally has a message for victims and survivors: "Know that I believe you. This terrible thing did happen. You did nothing to deserve this. This is all the attacker's fault. This is NOT your fault. I'm sorry they chose to hurt you. And to all males reading this: there is absolutely NO evidence that sexual abuse of boys leads them to abuse others. That is a MYTH, and it needs to die. Also, yes, assault by a female is possible and does happen. You are not less of a man, or less innocent than female victims/survivors. I believe you. This isn't just a ‘women's issue.’ It's an issue for all humanity." She goes on, "You are not alone. So many have gone through this. So many have experienced healing from this trauma, also. But they have healed on their own time, in their own way. Grief is perfectly healthy."

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